THE LONDON BOW TIE

John Peet / The Flintridge Proper

John Peet

John’s contribution to our spring cocktail menu is one of the most interesting cocktails we’ve had in years – both in taste and presentation.

With your first sip, the orgeat and bourbon provide a tiki vibe evoking warm, lazy sunsets in the tropics. But as you move through the cocktail, the bitter notes of the Italian Digestif, Amaro, hiding at the bottom, slowly make themselves known – transforming the drink into something more interesting and complex with each subsequent sip.

 

The London Bow Tie

 Combine the following in a shaker tin…
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz  Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Orgeat Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

Shake long and hard.  Pour into a double old fashioned glass over big ice.

Then slowly add into the glass…

  • 1/2 oz Amaro

Do not stir or shake.  The Amaro will sink to the bottom forming an elegant dark layer.

Garnish with lemon wedge and cherry.